All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding…
Quote by Felix Frankfurter
Law And Lawyers Quotes
As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions...
The mode by which the inevitable is reached is effort.
The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.
The mark of a truly civilized man is confidence in the strength and security derived...
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because...
It simply is not true that war never settles anything.
Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess.
The ultimate touchstone of constitutionality is the Constitution itself and not what we have said...
Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the...
We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician.
To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.
Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
Anybody can decide a question if only a single principle is in controversy.
The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards.
Answers are not obtained by putting the wrong question and thereby begging the real one.
Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep
It is anomalous to hold that in order to convict a man the police cannot...
The police are not going to run this court. The defendants are not going to...
The idea that the police cannot ask questions of the person that knows most about...
Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement - they offer not drama...